41 Quotes About Tardiness


Punctuality is a big part of how you life and world is shaped around you. Time is constantly moving and changing. Here is a look at some quotes about tardiness and how being late can make your life drastic change in just an instant.

“A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.”

“A leader’s meal is that unstoppable desire to stay late to see his dreams achieved. They never give up.”

“All the evils of France have been produced less by the perversity of the wicked and the violence of fools than by the hesitation of the weak, the compromises of conscience, and the tardiness of patriotism.”

“Arriving late was a way of saying that your own time was more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you.”

“Beginning of a great day begins a night before.”

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

“Carve not upon a stone when I am dead, The praises which remorseful mourners give; To women’s graves – a tardy recompense, But speak them while I live.”

“He’s not safe. He’s the shark-infested deep end of the sea and if I agree to go out with him, I’d be walking the plank, right off the boat and into his dark depth.”

“I am always late on principle, my principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.”

“I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.”

“I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance.”

“I figured this was the easy stuff, and if we couldn’t show up on time, looking right and acting right, we weren’t going to be able to do anything else.”

“I hate when people don’t keep their word or they are late. Tardiness is a big pet peeve of mine.”

“I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.”

“I think the only way to properly face doom is to be on time.”

“If you go too fast you might not notice everything. On the other hand, you don’t want to be late.”

“If you have been told that you are late and unreliable more than once, then not only do you lack punctuality, but you also lack decency and seriousness, which is certainly very annoying.”

“If you want to be regarded as a valuer of life, then first value time.”

“If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.”

“It doesn’t really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.”

“It ought to be plain how little you gain by getting excited and vexed. You’ll always be late for the previous train, and always on time for the next.”

“I’ve been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I’ve suddenly realised it is one of life’s joys.”

“Keep your promises and never be late in acting. Act right and do the right things at the right time.”

“Love moderately; long love doth so; too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”

“Most leave to be on time, thus always late.”

“Most people do not mind dying, as long as that does not happen today.”

“Never leave to be on time to be on time.”

“Often, it’s hard to identify an economic event risk until it’s too late.”

“Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at right time, it is also about taking actions at right time.”

“Punctuality is the thief of time.”

“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.”

“Show some mercy to your ‘time’, don’t always waste it.”

“Swallowing, he entered the second code. Then there was a sound like a marble dropping on the floor – bouncing slowly, gradually getting faster as it dropped lower and lower…”

“Tardiness in literature can make me nervous.”

“Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.”

“There is always time, it is never too late….When you die and you haven’t done it, then it’s too late!”

“This ‘tardiness’ isn’t something I’m proud of, but I’m happy to be an inspiration to others who arrive at these milestones later than most of us do.”

“When the evening comes, prepare yourself for the morrow.”

“Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I’ve always been a late bloomer.”

“You lose your home, you are much more likely to lose your job the year following.”

“Flying has changed how we imagine our planet, which we have seen whole from space, so that even the farthest nations are ecological neighbors.”

There is a lot of reasons for being late. Whether you are late or not, trying to be timely to your appointments gives respect to your time and the time of others.

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